Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a pioneering modern civic university rooted in the exciting city of Liverpool. It is committed to creating a community of academic excellence, creativity and scholarship, where students are encouraged to become engaged global citizens and where research expertise is harnessed to help solve real-world problems and contribute positively to the future of society.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


In or close to the centre of a town


On the outskirts of a city or town


On the coast, near the sea

UCAS Code: L51

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 82%
  • Postgraduate 18%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 86%
  • Part Time 14%

Where students come from

  • UK 93%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 47%
  • Female 53%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • LJMU has three libraries; the two largest are open 24 /7 during semester.  There are over 1,800 study spaces, from individual and silent through to social and group spaces, and more than 1,000 open access and bookable PCs and laptops. Wi-Fi access is available throughout for students bringing their own devices.
  • The service has over 500,000 books including more than 160,000 e-books and 120,000 e-journals; and no fines are charged. Any books on loan are automatically renewed until they are required by another user.
  • Dedicated academic liaison librarians provide one-to-one support for different subject areas across the university; there are also a range of online guides and learning materials. Postgraduate students are assisted with one-to-one support from specialist research support librarians; and can attend a variety of training and networking events throughout the academic year. Skills@LJMU offers a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their performance in research, academic writing, English language and maths and statistics.

Student jobs

  • There is excellent availability of part-time work in Liverpool; students can have their CVs and application forms checked by LJMU's Careers team prior to submitting.
  • Over 6,000 organisations have signed up to LJMU's MyJobs&Placements website, a one-stop-shop for students seeking part-time work, graduate jobs, internships, placements, voluntary roles and more. Opportunities are also displayed on jobs boards in campus-based Careers Zones.
  • Within the university, students can work as student advocates representing LJMU both internally and externally. The Students' Union offers a large number of opportunities for part-time work and there are also paid and voluntary placements and internships with LJMU cultural partners.

Careers advice

  • Campus-based Careers Zones offer a range of careers support. This includes careers guidance, interview practise sessions and reviews of application forms, personal statements and CVs via one-to-one appointments with careers and employability advisers. An extensive programme workshops and webinars are delivered by LJMU's team of expert trainers, as well as programme-specific employer events and careers fairs.
  • The Career Smart Programme helps students focus on their work skills and create a career action plan.
  • Students can get work experience both abroad and with local employers. The GoinGlobal Database allows students to search for jobs and internships abroad; it also includes career guides, information on visas and local culture and international employer directories. Locally, LJMU's internship programme provides paid work experience with local employers, working on a suitable, graduate-level project.
  • Careers resources include Career Planning Guides for specific schools, programme-specific Career Insights, and Career Mini Guides, covering topics such as career planning, CVs, applications, interviews, assessment centres and more. Online tools include a CV builder, interview simulator, job search websites, careers newsroom and a psychometric test/assessment centre practice portal; these are available via the Careers Zones 24/7.
  • Please refer to the university website to find out more.

Health services

  • The university advises that students register with a GP based in Liverpool.
  • Students' health in their work is overseen by the Occupational Health Unit, with a screening and referral service for students in healthcare, pharmacy, social care, microbiology and teaching.

Counselling services

  • A Counselling Service provides free, confidential counselling sessions.
  • Students can visit the Counselling Service to discuss any personal or emotional issues that may be interfering with their ability to study.
  • There is a drop-in service every day for students from 2–3pm.

Disability support

  • Students with a disability can access a huge variety of services and support. Every faculty has its own Disability Coordinator. The university's Disability Advice team can be contacted before students start on their course, enabling them to receive the support they need from the beginning of their studies.
  • Disability Advisers meet with students to work out their individual student learning plan – which may first require a formal needs assessment. Students get to see the finalised plan which is then sent out to relevant academic and support staff.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • Student Engagement Officers are located in each faculty to provide advice and support to students in relation to any issue that may be affecting their ability to study.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union is an independent, student-led body, proud to represent all 20,000 Liverpool John Moores University students. They are led by a team of four elected Student Officers and exist to help students love their time at LJMU.
  • The SU helps students get involved in the student community through over 100 student groups and a variety of events throughout the year; it helps students get the most out of their course with an academic advice service and the Course Rep feedback system; and it provides many other ways for students to feedback on and innovate their student experience.
  • The SU is located across campus. Their main reception, offices and Advice Centre are in the John Foster Building and social spaces are at John Foster, Byrom Street, Redmonds, Tithebarn Street, IM Marsh and the John Lennon Art and Design Building.


  • LJMU can trace its roots back to 1823 and the foundation of Liverpool Mechanics' and Apprentices' Library.
  • The university takes its name from one of the UK's most successful businessmen, Sir John Moores, who turned his love of football into a business empire worth millions. Born into a working class family, he proved that with vision and hard work, anyone can achieve success.
  • Formerly Liverpool Polytechnic, LJMU became a university in 1992. Over the last 25 years it has evolved today's modern civic university with ambitious plans for the future.

Fascinating Fact

  • Liverpool John Moores University (then known as Liverpool Polytechnic) set up the world's first BSc (Honours) degree in sports science in 1975. One former student is Beth Tweddle MBE, who competed in three Olympic Games.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Claire Foy – actress and Golden Globe winner for her part as Queen Elizabeth II in the TV series, The Crown.
  • Sean Curran – Deputy Editor, parliamentary programmes at BBC News, and presenter of Conversations since August 2016.
  • Beth Tweddle MBE − Britain's greatest-ever female gymnast competing in three Olympic Games, winning bronze at London 2012, as well as triple World Champion, six-time European Champion, Commonwealth Champion and consecutive seven-time National Champion.
  • Bambos Charalambous – elected as the Labour Party MP for Enfield Southgate in 2017 and in 2018, appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Business Secretary.
  • Neena Gill MEP – member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, along with many other positions within the European Parliament.
  • Mohamed Nasheed – former President of the Maldives, founder and leader of the Maldivian Democratic Party, and climate change campaigner.
  • Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE – Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Everton Football Club, and Executive Chair of the Club's official charity, Everton in the Community; she became an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University in 2017 for her sustained, outstanding contributions to charity and community engagement in Liverpool.
  • Rt. Hon Andrew Stunell OBE – Liberal Democrat Peer.


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